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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

What is enterocolitis?

what is epizootic rabbit enterocolitis

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Enterocolitis is an inflammation of the small and large intestines. Enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine, Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine, and enterocolitis is inflammation of both (note the words are basically just combined). As far as the "epizootic rabbit" part, that simply means that a large number of rabbits within a region have been affected by a disease, in this case, enterocolitis.

    As far as treatments go, you need to determine the cause of the inflammation, which is almost always an infection. If it is viral in nature, the best treatment is supportive therapy - basically doing what you can to ensure the rabbit or rabbits stay well hydrated until the infection is under control. If the infection is bacterial, antibiotics could prove useful.

    Source(s): Self (Physiology Major, The University of Arizona)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Necrotizing enterocolitis is an acquired disease, primarily in premature infants or sick newborns, in which intestinal tissue dies.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a bacterial infection in rabbits, that kills them.

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